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Pot Medicine

A U.K. pharmaceutical firm has created the first cannabis-based medicine. The drug, Epidiolex, is made to treat severe childhood epilepsy and will become the first cannabis-based medicine on the U.S. market. The drug has been shown to reduce seizures in children.

Ikea Becomes More Planet Positive

Ikea will stop selling one-time use plastic products in its stores and restaurants by 2020. The Swedish furniture giant is phasing out products like disposable straws, paper plates, cups, and garbage bags, on its mission to become more “planet positive.”

A Big Deal

Two Canadian marijuana producers are getting hitched in the biggest weed deal ever. Aurora Cannabis is buying its competitor, MedReleaf, for $2.9 billion in stocks. Aurora just bought Saskatoon-based CanniMed earlier this year.

#MuteRKelly

After singer R. Kelly had his own #MeToo moment with #MuteRKelly, Spotify has decided to stop curating his music in its playlists. Listeners can still stream his tunes but won’t find them on any Spotify-managed playlist or suggestions like Discover Weekly.

Like A Boss

Catherine Tait’s “dream job” is now a reality. Yesterday, Tait became the first female president of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

Joint Ventures

Second Cup wants to offer a new product that will leave its customers with a different type of high. Marijuana. The Canadian coffee company wants to convert some of its coffee shops into marijuana dispensaries, and eventually, pot lounges.

More Than A Boxing Gym

Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club is a boxing gym in Toronto that helps women unmask the fighter in them. Founder Savoy “Kapow” Howe used to box at predominately male gyms. When she got tired of the boys’ club, she decided to create a space of her own that felt safe and positive for women.

Swipe Right For Lawsuit

Bumble, a dating and professional matching service, works almost the same way as Tinder except women make the first move. Match Group is saying Bumble ripped off Tinder’s famous swipe left or right functionality (which helps users find the perfect match) and copied its display screen (which shows users their potential hookups).